I've never started a business before, let alone a charitable, non-profit organization. I search the web and find a lot of information, but other than common sense, I don't know how to tell what is good information or bad/misleading/incorrect information.
I'm looking for any recommendations of informational resources (online or otherwise) to help me answer some of the questions I have, and more importantly, help me discover other questions I should be asking.
I can't comment here, so I will directly respond to Rob Allen who asked "why non profit" - there are a lot of reasons one might want to do this...
So, while many here are digging for gold, there are many compelling reasons for some to start a non-profit.
The first question is, why do you want to go the non-profit route rather than a for profit? There are several good reasons, but the main reason I see touted in books and online (I'm doing a similar search now actually) is so that you maintain a mission focus rather than a profit focus.
I believe (perhaps wrongly) that you can must maintain a mission focus in the current economy whether you are for or not-for profit.
So examine your rationale for going non-profit. Come up with more specific questions, and ask them here.